It’s always a good idea to learn about local gun laws so you can stay on the right side of the law while exercising your Second Amendment rights. Massachusetts concealed carry laws are in place to ensure every person carrying a firearm has the legal right to do so. The state has may-issue laws, which means local police departments can use discretion when issuing concealed carry licenses, even if you complete all training.
Massachusetts has 6.9 million residents, of which 405,000, or 5.87%, have a License to Carry (LTC). These permits are requirements for carrying a concealed weapon in the state, and they also act as a purchase permit. A Firearm Identification (FID) card is also valid when purchasing a gun but doesn’t permit concealed carry.
Massachusetts doesn’t honor concealed carry permits from any other state, but nonresidents can apply for an LTC.
Residents must complete a state-approved firearms training course before applying for an LTC. Concealed Coalition offers the education you’ll need to apply for your license in Massachusetts. Contact us for more information on the courses we have in your area.